Hiking Through History Along Troy’s Wynantskill
Level: Intermediate | 2.5 Mile Loop out and back, 2 Hours
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Pre hike talk at the Burden Museum at 12:15 PM
Where: BURDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PARK : Wynantskill Trail

1. The Gateway Museum | 1 E Industrial Pkwy, Troy 12180
2. Burden Pond Environmental Park | Corner Route 4 / Mill Street and Campbell Ave

Come learn about the local history and the changing landscape of south Troy shaped by the Wynants Kill from Colonial time mills to the Industrial Era Burden Iron Works. Start at the former Burden Iron Works offices to hear about and examine pictures and maps of the changing landscape. Reconvene a short drive upstream at the parking area of the Burden Pond Environmental Park. Then hike through an urban nature preserve with a deep gorge, a water fall and remnants of dams and infrastructure that supplied water power. We will stand in an area that had once been a mill pond. We will finish at a vantage point to see where the Burden Iron Works once stood and imagine what it all looked like.

Hiking Frear Park Trails

Level: Moderate | 2 Mile Loop out and back, 2 Hours
Time: 4:00 PM |
Where: FREAR PARK : Frear Park Tennis Courts Parking Lot, Frear Park Road
Troy, NY 12180

Discover Frear Park’s hiking trails, enjoy natural scenery, and learn some history on this guided hike. We will hike along the old Troy water reservoirs, pass by a beaver dam and pond, and the waterfalls in the Piscawen Creek. Enjoy the view over the Hudson Valley: on a clear day you can clearly see downtown Albany and the Catskills from the top of the trails. Interesting native wildflowers can be found along the trails, and a stop will be made to enjoy the educational wildflower and butterfly gardens near the Frear Park pagoda and fountain.

PARK(ing) Day Locations Tour
Level: Open to All
When: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM | Self Guided
: Meet at the RAMBLE Main Booth on 2nd and State (in front of the Troy Music Hall)

Accessible: Yes

Pick up a map and do a self guided tour of this years downtown pocket park locations! PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. For more on PARK(ing) Day